THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND OUR CIVILIAN FIRST RESPONDERS: THE POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, AND EMS PERSONNEL; CAUSES SIGNIFICANT STRESS THAT NOT ONLY AFFECTS THEM BUT ALSO THEIR FAMILIES.
WE HELP THE FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY COPE WITH THESE STRESSES, SAVING MARRIAGES, CAREERS AND LIVES
We do that through professional evidence-based programs proven to restore trust and build resiliency in the family unit. These programs are provided at no charge to all post 9-11 military families including the National Guard and Reserves. We also use our programs to help America's First Responder families, the police, firefighters and EMT personnel; as these families also share identical problems.
MULTIPLE AND EXTENDED DEPLOYMENTS STRESS FAMILIES AS DO FIRST RESPONDER RISKS AND LIFESTYLE
Conservative studies from the Veterans Administration show that of returning service members, up to 14% have depression, up to 35% have PTSD, up to 19% have traumatic brain injury, and up to 35% have other mental health risks or concerns. These challenges make combat veterans twice as likely to divorce as non-combat veterans.
Children are affected too and have special needs which are largely unmet.
THE UNPREDICTABLE SCHEDULES AND A "ROLLERCOASTER LIFE" OF FIRST RESPONDERS, FROM HOME TO HIGH STRESS AND BACK, CAUSES THEIR FAMILIES AND CAREERS TO SUFFER
First responders suffer from similar stress and share many of the problems experienced by warriors. They need the specialized help and assistance with coping successfully so their job requirements are met, careers stay on track and most importantly, their family bonds remain strong.
TRANSITION FROM WARRIOR TO CIVILIAN BRINGS ITS OWN CHALLENGES
An estimated 44% of warriors transitioning to civilian life experience major difficulty. They are dealing with the lack of structure, finding a job, resolving and letting go of haunting memories. Health issues, family breakups, depression, and a sense of loss impact a successful integration back into civilian society. Left untreated, veteran and responder suicide and divorce rates continue to climb at a far greater rate than civilian counterparts.
THESE ARE SEVERE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE HAD FEW PROVEN SOLUTIONS - UNTIL NOW
W2C PROGRAMS HELP AMERICA'S HEROES OVERCOME THESE AND OTHER CHALLENGES